SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, 18 Apr. (EUROPE PRESS) –
The Permanent Deputation has validated this Tuesday in plenary session, with the abstention of the spokesperson for the Mixed Group, Vidina Espino, the decree law that approves the conditions and the maximum amounts of the economic benefits linked to the service, care in the family environment and to support non-professional caregivers.
Thus, depending on the recognized degree of dependency, 800 euros are set for Grade III –previously it was 725–; 477.25 euros, for Grade II, and 336 euros, for Grade I and with respect to the economic benefit for care in the family environment and support for non-professional caregivers (PECEF), the following maximum amounts are established: 504 euros, for Grade III; 319.08 euros, for Grade II, and 180 euros, for Grade I.
In this way, for example, in the case of people considered as large dependents, the amounts rise by 30%, in such a way that a large dependent who has received up to now an economic benefit for the care of the family environment, of 387 euros per month, starting this month, he will receive a total of 504 euros on his payroll.
The Minister of Social Rights of the Government of the Canary Islands, Noemí Santana, has commented that the Government “repays a debt” with the dependents and their families that comes from the time of the Government of Mariano Rajoy when the amounts were lowered by 15% and the the contribution of the caregivers. “It’s a shame,” she said.
Santana has taken advantage of his intervention in the speaker’s rostrum to take stock of the legislature in the midst of a ‘dance of figures’ with the opposition on account of the waiting lists and has highlighted that the decree law will benefit more than 20,000 people, who in December of next year will exceed 30,000. “We have done our homework,” he added.
Espino has branded the decree law as “insufficient and electoral”, in the words of Acufade, stressing that there is “discomfort” among those affected, especially because “they have had four years and they do it weeks before the elections.”
He has also said that the Government “does not reverse the cuts” since “the cost of living has risen by 18%”, and has reproached the Executive for “only giving money” and not starting up the relevant services, with many women dependent caregivers who “feel enslaved”
According to Espino, “this cannot continue like this regardless of who governs, a commitment must be to comply with the dependency law, which has not been one of the government’s priorities.”
The ASG spokesman, Casimiro Curbelo, has recognized that “it is easier to carry out destructive politics in the campaign” but has defended that the management of the agency has been a “priority” for the Government and with this decree-law the “regulatory gap” is covered “what was there
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María del Río, from Sí Podemos, has indicated that the decree “corrects errors” made by the 2012 cuts and although it should have arrived earlier, she believes that it does so at a “tremendously opportune” moment after the effects of the pandemic and the rise in the inflation.
In addition, he has been in favor of “care work being recognized” and that at least the benefits reach the level of the minimum wage. “We are not satisfied with this but it is progress,” she added.
Luis Campos, spokesman for NC, has stated that “I wish it had been before” but has expressed satisfaction with the Government’s management in this Legislature for “updating all the files” and improving waiting times, although “they continue to be late and much remains to be done.
On benefits for caregivers, he explained that the increase is “insufficient” because it must be close to the minimum wage.
Poli Suárez, of the Popular Group, has criticized that Santana has held “a rally” from the rostrum and has not wanted to “talk about the substance” of the decree, disgracing the Executive that it has not been able to “repeal everything that Rajoy did wrong”, not even with the labor reform.
He has said that in the communities where the PP governs, which the counselor “repudiates”, the waiting list is shorter than in the Canary Islands, he has regretted that last year more than 3,000 people died on the islands waiting for help and that almost 1 .5 million that the decree law costs does not even reach 0.2% of the increase in collection.
BARRAGÁN: “INCOMPETENCE AND LACK OF MANAGEMENT”
José Miguel Barragán, spokesman for the Nationalist Group, has pointed out that the Canary Islands is the first on all waiting lists, according to data from the Ministry of Social Rights, when the Government “has had more money and personnel than ever”, which reveals its “incompetence and lack of execution”.
He has criticized that in the last legislature, from the ranks of Sí Podemos, they called aid “shit” and despite this, “they have waited four years” despite the fact that there are resolutions from Parliament “to be done quickly and urgently”. .
However, he has said that the aid must be updated and has put on the table that after the Government approved some 60 decrees during this Legislature, the Advisory Council still “draws their attention”, which warns of “contradictions” with the law on social services.
Isaac Godoy, from the Socialist Group, has indicated that the agency fulfills the “commitment” of the Legislature of the president, Ángel Víctor Torres, to leave a “better Canary Islands”, while stressing that “the situation is not resolved” because “solving 15 years of abandonment is impossible in four years”.
He has indicated that this decree “I wish it had arrived earlier” but also that “the PP cuts had not been made” because “a large part of the blame” for the situation of dependents on the islands is the result of the PP and the ” poor management” by CC.
Godoy has valued the financial injection from the central government to improve dependency in the Canary Islands, with 42 million in 2023, and the decrease in the waiting list, which will disappear in 2024 if the trend continues.